The saying was, “in Chip we trust” not long ago. Today it’s, “what the hell is Chip Kelly doing?”
The Philadelphia Eagles have lost beloved players Trent Cole, LeSean McCoy, and Todd Herremans. Then there was Cary Williams getting released and Jeremy Maclin being rumored to head to be with Andy Reid in KC.
So who is left? Nick Foles, but that doesn’t mean much because he is rumored to be on his way out.
What in the world is Chip Kelly’s plan? I have no clue, but it sure seems as though he is blowing up the team.
Let’s take a step back and remember to detach ourselves from the players. The question is, did the players let go fit into the system. For the most part, no. Going forward, that has to be the question asked.
If all of this is being done to make room for former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (who knows the system), it’s a risk Eagles fans should be upset about. It will take at least 2 first round picks (this year and next) and 3 second through fifth round picks to get him.
That means about 5 years of no solid draft choices. The last time that happened was when Dick Vermeil came on board. His hands were tied for that 5 year period and we took a beating.
I don’t think I can trust Chip Kelly right now, but I can hope he really knows what he’s doing.